Conventional wisdom says every game-to-film adaption has no chance of critical success, excluding Hitman. Alright, fine—Hitman, too.
While ”success” is a sketchy term judging by every heathen still providing food, water, and shelter to Paul W.S. Anderson, Michael Fassbender and his Nazi-searing turquoise gaze of doom have signed on to end this predictable cycle of abuse in Hollywood cinema.
That’s right, Magneto is slated to swap the helm for the hood in a bigscreen adaption of Assassin’s Creed. Bizarre memory glitch incoming!
The Irish-German hunk of cyborg (re: Prometheus) was the “first choice” for Jean-Julien Baronnet, CEO of Paris-based Ubisoft Motion Pictures; ”Michael (Fassbender) is an extremely smart, talented, versatile and committed actor.” In layman’s terms, he isn’t Jake Gyllenhaal.
Ubisoft Motion Pictures is all for maintaining as much “creative control” as possible by having the film developed independently, so don’t go addressing letters of disappointment to your government just yet.